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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Different Episcia Varieties - Names and Images

I had wanted to list all the Episcia and their ID with images here.
Somehow it will be overwhelming to put the whole genes here which will proof futile as there are more that few hundreds and more counting as never ones released in the market.


EPISCIA GUIDE IN MALAYSIA & TROPICAL REGION

Here I want to make a database on what is basically available to a common gardeners with reasonable affordable selling price and easily available in local nurseries around my region.
This is very much applicable around Klang Valley area
but I believe these are span throughout Asean regions.

But then,
There are many of these hybrids are easily crossbred and so there are countless species, cultivars, hybrids. This creates a tedious problem of putting one name on a single plant.

Reason being, some of these hybrids are not stable and hence they will revert back to the most dominant parent or will struggle to balance the odds.

Another factor for these young plants / saplings - being still in the process of adjusting and so the will continue to revert to and fro from one parent to another and the confusion begins with trying to identifying them based on their stage their in.

However, It is safe to say that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
As long as you get closer around the group that they might fall into - it's better than inventing a false name and publish it as some plant vendor's do as their sole purpose is for commercial value rather than plant study or research material.

Sometimes commercial grows cultivate these cross breeds without releasing the names and often these are sold without any ID whatsoever. The best thing to do is weight the odds as each growers just put on a label / ID according to their whim & fancies even though they are already with another identified name.

So do bear with me / sometimes - these names are only identified and available when the growers / merchants identify them and hence I identify their ID from these sources.
Well, it's something than nothing - Wouldn't you agree?

EPSICIA  ID / NAMES AND PICTURES

There are no way can anyone come to any conclusion to 100% identify
that this is the exactly the said ID
as the mix cultivation and hybrids were done with too many occurrence with other growers
& that there is no track record for reference on their names or ID.

Here in the list however are just the basic types that are commonly available
and their ID is based on these relevant available information.
These are the ones that I cultivate and my experience with them so far.
I will update this post time to time to add more of the Episcia profiles here for future reference.


Do check out this link about How to Care and Cultivate Episcia.
This is my years of experience on my trials & error with this plant.

Do check it out the link by clicking on the Title:
How to Care & Cultivate Episcia

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